International War Steps Away First, Putin Advances to 2024 Presidential Election News – 5 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Russian President Vladimir Putin is rumored to be running for the 2024 presidential election. He will even register for the election in March next year.

This was said by six unnamed sources close to the Kremlin, as published CNBC International quote Reuters. “Putin is ready to run again,” wrote the media, quoted on Tuesday (7/11/2023).

The Kremlin actually refused to confirm this. However, in Russia, Putin does not have a strong political opposition in Russia.

“It is very likely that Putin will serve at least until 2030, and could continue his term until 2036,” the media added.

This was also responded to by a number of analysts. Some say the Putin government’s toughness towards opposing voices means that the 71-year-old man has no opponents.

“There was no open public politics so there was no possibility of achieving independence, and political and civil activity was immediately crushed,” said a Russian politician who once worked under Putin but now considers himself part of the opposition movement living abroad, Vladimir Milov.

“Currently, we have court sentences, where people are sentenced to prison for ‘engaging in extremist activities’ such as criticizing government policies,” he added.

“So criticizing government policies is officially a punishable crime, punishable by actual prison terms. So don’t expect normal, Western-style politics. Forget it,” he said again.

However, the Kremlin emphasizes that political pluralism exists in Russia. Even Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov underlined that in Russia there are politicians with different views and positions.

Actually, there are several Russian figures who famous opponents of Putin, among them AlexeiNavalny and Vladimir Kara-Murza. However, Navalny himself is now detained and ill after being allegedly poisoned while Kara-Murza has also been detained for 25 years.

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